Book Review: “Siddhartha’s Brain” by James Kingsland

Book Review: “Siddhartha’s Brain” by James Kingsland

“Siddhartha’s Brain” is a fascinating look into the human brain and how meditation can have an impact on the way the brain works. Using the latest in scientific research, Mr. Kingsland has opened the door to understand how the meditation practices of Buddha worked to literally change the way his brain worked. The book starts off by laying a foundation of the various areas of the brain that process our perceptions and prompt us to act in think in certain ways. The author then goes into the research of meditation and describes the impact that meditation appears to have on the brain structures and how that impact changes our perceptions and thinking processes. Along the way, the author ties in relevant Buddhist teachings and reveals that Buddha was way ahead of his time in his understanding of human thinking.

I found this book to be relatively easy to read, though some chapters have more scientific terminology than others and that may prove daunting to some readers. This book is best for readers who have an interest in the structure and function of the brain, or those who desire a greater understanding of meditation from a scientific perspective.

Alinefromabook’s rating: TWO THUMBS-UP!! The author has done a fantastic job of elucidating the subject matter in a readable way.

Thanks to Edelweiss and William Morrow for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Happy Reading!

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